SEVENTH EU-SOUTHEAST EUROPE SUMMIT
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  Thursday, October 4th 2018
13:00 Registration and refreshments
13:30 THE ECONOMIST'S OUTLOOK FOR EUROPE
Growth perspectives in the EU and south-east Europe
Which countries will fare best and which will struggle?

John Andrews, consultant editor, The Economist
Maximilien Lambertson, lead analyst, eastern Europe, The Economist Intelligence Unit
13:45Discussion
14:00

Official opening
THE BALKANS AND EUROPE: EU INTEGRATION AND REGIONAL STABILITY
Solving political disputes to enhance business and economic ties

Keynote address: 
Ana Brnabić, prime minister, Serbia

14:30Discussion
15:00

EU ENLARGEMENT AND THE WESTERN BALKANS

Setting the stage:
Ian Lesser, executive director, Transatlantic Centre, vice-president for foreign policy, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Jadranka Joksimović, minister for European integration, Serbia
Lilyana Pavlova, minister for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2018
George Koumoutsakos, shadow minister for foreign affairs, New Democracy, Greece
Sem Fabrizi, ambassador and head of delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia

15:40Discussion
16:15

BREXIT: WHAT NEXT FOR BRITAIN AND EUROPE?

Keynote address:
John Bruton, former prime minister, Ireland
Denis Keefe
, UK ambassador to Serbia

▪ The financial aspect:
Slavko Caric, chairman of the executive board, Erste Bank Serbia

16:45Discussion
17:10TRADE POLICY AT THE CROSSROADS: REALITIES OF TRADE TODAY
Kyle Randolph Scott, US ambassador to Serbia 
17:20Discussion
17:30End of day's sessions
18:00Arrival of guests-Cocktail reception
19:00OPENING GALA DINNER
Guest of honour and keynote speaker:

Ivica Dačić, first deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs, Serbia



Friday, October 5th 2018
08:30Registration and refreshments
09:00DRIVING A SUSTAINABLE RECOVERY IN THE BALKANS: THE ENERGY OPPORTUNITY  

Aleksandar Antić, minister of mining & energy, Serbia
Paolo Scaroni, deputy chairman, Rothschild Group, former CEO, ENI
09:30Discussion
10:00

Opening session
FINANCIAL AND ECONOMIC OUTLOOK FOR THE BALKANS
▪ Fiscal policies in the region: An end to austerity?
▪ Economic transition in south-east Europe: What remains to be done?
▪ Attracting Foreign Direct Investment for the region: where do we stand?

Keynote address:
Siniša Mali, minister of finance, Serbia
Pavle Petrović, president of the fiscal council, Serbia
Constantinos Kypreos, senior vice-president, Moody's Investors Service, Cyprus
Peter Tabak, associate director and lead regional economist for Croatia, Russia, Serbia and Slovenia, Economics, Policy and Governance, EBRD

▪ The business perspective:
Dominique Bolli, head of government advisory practice, Henley & Partners 

10:35Discussion
11:00

LOOKING THROUGH ALICE'S MAGIC MIRROR:
WHAT LIES IN STORE FOR BUSINESS?

▪ Attracting Foreign Direct Investment: Why Serbia?

Roundtable discussion:
Danela Arsovska, president, MCC
Gaetano Massara, president and CEO, Tungsram South Europe
Bojan Markovic, deputy director for sector economics and policy, EBRD
Erika Teoman-Brenner, head in Serbia, Macedonia & Montenegro, Advantage Austria 
Aleksandar Kemiveš, adviser to the president in charge of investments, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia

11:35Discussion
12:00Coffee break
12:30

2020 AND BEYOND: WELCOMING THE INNOVATIVE DIGITAL ERA
FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE?


Keynote address:
Kirk Vallis, creativity & innovation expert

DIGITALISATION AND INNOVATION IN SERBIA: PLAYING A DECISIVE ROLE?

Mladen Šarčević, minister of education, science and technological development, Serbia
Jelena Galić, chief executive officer, AIK Banka 
Maja Andjelkovic, team leader for Serbia Research Innovation and Technology Transfer Project, The World Bank
Alexis Minte, loan officer, lending operations in the Western Balkans, European Investment Bank
Michael Nelson, tech strategy, Cloudflare, former professor of internet studies, Georgetown University

13:15Discussion
13:40STRENGTHENING TIES BETWEEN CYPRUS AND SERBIA
Marios Demetriades, ex minister of transport, communication and works, Cyprus, managing partner, MD Mindset Consulting
Marko Blagojevic, ambassador of the Republic of Serbia in Cyprus
Nicos Michaelas, board member, Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency
14:00Discussion
14:20

THE EUROPEAN ENERGY ROADMAP TO 2050
Regional geopolitical challenges in energy supply and transportation
LNG and pipelines: Where do we stand?
Significant geostrategic developments in the energy map for SE Europe & eastern Mediterranean

Setting the stage:
Konstantin Simonov, founder and director-general, National Energy Security Fund, Russia
Othon Anastasakis, director, south-east European studies, Oxford University (SEESOX), senior research fellow, St Antony’s College 
Cigdem Borke Tunali, associate professor in economics, Istanbul University

14:40Discussion
15:00Networking luncheon
16:30End of conference

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